Art gets a home at Philadelphia City Hall

    Mini gallery will also be office for city’s Chief Cultural Officer

    Philadelphia City Hall now has a mini art museum to showcase the city’s best.

    The gallery is only 800 square feet, but has a number of different pieces from wood sculptures to paintings and photography.

    Gary Steuer is the city’s Chief Cultural Officer. He says Room 116 combines the office for his department and a showcase for Arts and Culture in the city.

    “Using the gallery as a platform for supporting the city’s cultural organizations, cultural sector and citywide festivals. So each year we will have a schedule of exhibitions that will be designed to reflect that philosophy. We’re forming an advisory group that will help us with the choice of the exhibitions.” 

    A dozen Philadelphia artists are featured in the first exhibition, which runs through August 6th. The gallery is accessible from the East side of City Hall near the visitors’ center.

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